Skip to comments.Baltimore Ravens receive $130,000 in taxpayer cash to promote Obamacare
Posted on 10/22/2013 3:00:35 PM PDT by onyx
The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens are receiving $130,000 in public funds to promote Obamacare for a year, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch.
In September, officials with Maryland Health Connection Marylands Obamacare exchange announced that the team had signed on to be a partner in the promotion efforts for President Obamas signature health-care law.
Research shows that 71 percent of the uninsured population in Maryland have watched, attended or listened to a Ravens game in the past 12 months, the Connections press announcement explained.
The partnership will provide Maryland Health Connection with the opportunity to reach and engage fans while making them aware of the new opportunity they have for health coverage beginning this fall through the health insurance marketplace, it added.
The deal between the Ravens and Maryland Health Connection was finalized on Sept. 9 and according to Judicial Watch the $130,000 deal requires that the Super Bowl champions promote the exchange on television, radio, the team website, its news letter, and social media.
The National Football League declined appeals from the Obama administration to help sell Obamacare over the summer.
Yes indeed. Of course I like the Steelers so I know the Rooneys are looking for their piece of the pie.
I’m a Ravens fan, but this disgusts me. What a crock.
Yep, straight out of the Romney playbook. Mass paid the Red Sox to promote Romneycare to the state in 2007.
will this make the lame stream media in the USA or even MD?
They take our money and then give it out to this to promote their socialized health care.
I wonder if Bush had done all of this if Pelosi and the extreme left liberals would be happy as they are now.
While the Natl Park Service was banning visitors from open air parks & war memorials a wealthy sports team got a 6 figure taxpayer subsidy...there’s the ad that should run by the RNC.
Rooney, already an Uhbama panderer, already did promote CommieCare the other week.
That is why they call them “Baltimorons”. Men who make millions of dollars a year can be bought off by Obamunism for $130,000.
Cheap money; cheap team; losers!
The rich get richer in Obamaland. :D
I have ceased to be a fan of any spectator sports. They have been robbing the taxpayers for years. I’m hoping freepers (and Rush) get over their irrational affection, as well as their blind spot, for the NFL.
Well, some were stupid enough to vote for him.
Does this mean that Ravens players, staff and management will sign up for ObamaCare??
I doubt it.